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It’s National Best Friends Day!

June 8, 2017

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A friend is someone who is always there for you. That friend supports you, laughs with you, cries with you, gets mad at you, keeps your secrets, and always accepts you the way you are. Whether you’re near or far, today is the day to reach out and let your friends know how much they mean to you.

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” ~Elizabeth Foley

There have been numerous books written about friendship. Below you’ll find some of my favorites. Celebrate friendship by sharing one of these books with someone you love.

For the Younger Set:


Best Friends for Frances written by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Lillian Hoban, HarperCollins


George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends written and illustrated by James Marshall, Houghton Mifflin

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Frog and Toad Are Friends written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel, HarperCollins


Cork & Fuzz written by Dori Chaconas and illustrated by Lisa McCue, Viking Books for Young Readers


Otis and the Tornado written and illustrated by Loren Long, Philomel Books


My Friend Rabbit written and illustrated by Eric Rohmann, Roaring Book Press


Elephant and Piggie: My Friend is Sad written and illustrated by Mo Willems, Disney-Hyperion


Be a Friend written and illustrated by Salina Yoon, Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children’s Books


Best Frints in the Whole Universe written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis, Roaring Brook Press

Middle-Grade Favorites:


The One and Only Ivan written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao, HarperTorch


Holes written by Louis Sachar, Yearling Books


Anne of Green Gables written by L. M. Montgomery, Puffin Books


The Hundred Dresses written by Eleanor Estes and illustrated by Louis Slobodkin, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Charlotte’s Web written by E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams, HarperTrophy


Winnie-the-Pooh written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard, E. P. Dutton

Happy Best Friends Day to the best of the best — my best friends!




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